DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

16th c., borrowed from German heftig, from Middle High German heftec, heiftec, from Old High German heiftig. Can be analyzed as heft (control) +‎ -ig (-y).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦɛftəx/, /-tɪx/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hef‧tig

AdjectiveEdit

heftig (comparative heftiger, superlative heftigst)

  1. fierce, severe
  2. violent
  3. passionate
  4. impetuous, impulsive

InflectionEdit

Inflection of heftig
uninflected heftig
inflected heftige
comparative heftiger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial heftig heftiger het heftigst
het heftigste
indefinite m./f. sing. heftige heftigere heftigste
n. sing. heftig heftiger heftigste
plural heftige heftigere heftigste
definite heftige heftigere heftigste
partitive heftigs heftigers

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German heftec, from Old High German heiftig, probably from or related to Proto-West Germanic *haifsti (struggle, conflict). Compare Yiddish העפֿטיק(heftik). Probably influenced by Middle High German heifte (impetuous).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛftɪç/, [ˈhɛftʰɪç] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛftɪk/, [ˈhɛftʰɪk] (common form in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Hef‧tig

AdjectiveEdit

heftig (comparative heftiger, superlative am heftigsten)

  1. fierce, heavy, vehement, severe, violent
    • 2012 July 2, Die Welt [1], page 24:
      Heftige Gewitter haben am Wochenende in Teilen Deutschlands erhebliche Schäden angerichtet.
      Severe thunderstorms have caused significant damages in parts of Germany on the weekend.

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Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from or related to Proto-West Germanic *haifsti (conflict, struggle). Compare Dutch heftig, English hefty, as well as German heftig (vehement, fierce).

AdjectiveEdit

heftig (comparative heviger, superlative hevigst)

  1. fierce, heavy, vehement, intense, strong, hefty

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NorwegianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

heftig

  1. intense, fierce, violent
  2. awesome, cool